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Michael Moore
Michael Moore was born in Flint, Michigan, and attended Catholic schools, including a year in the seminary, which he says accounts for his healthy respect for the fires of hell that he believes to be located somewhere just outside Crawford, Texas. He was an Eagle Scout, Newspaper Boy of the Week, and, at 18, the youngest person ever elected to public office in the state of Michigan.

Moore is the Oscar and Emmy-winning director of the ground-breaking, record-setting films "Roger & Me," "Bowling for Columbine," and "Fahrenheit 9/11," which also won the top prize at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival and went on to become the highest grossing documentary of all time. It became the first documentary ever to premier No. 1 at the box-office in its opening weekend. Film Comment called it "The Film of the Year."

His 2007 documentary, "Sicko" is self described as, "a comedy about 45 million people with no health care in the richest country on Earth." Moore investigated American health care horror stories, focusing on large American pharmaceutical companies, the corruption in the Food and Drug Administration, and even brought injured 9/11 rescue workers to Cuba to receive treatment.

Moore also earned the label of America's No. 1 selling nonfiction author, with such books as "Stupid White Men and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation," and "Dude, Where's My Country." No other author has spent more weeks on the New York Times hardcover non-fiction list from 2002-04 than Michael Moore. "Stupid White Men" was also awarded Britain's top book honor, "British Book of the Year," the first time the award has been bestowed on an American author.

Moore has two additional books published by Simon and Schuster: "Will They Ever Trust Us Again: Letters from the War Zone," which is a compilation of letters he has received from soldiers in Iraq and from their families back home; and "The Official Fahrenheit 9/11 Reader," which contains loads of backup materials for the film, plus essays, and the film's screenplay.

In addition to winning the Academy Award for "Bowling for Columbine," Moore won the Emmy Award for his NBC and Fox series, "TV Nation" and was also nominated for his other series, "The Awful Truth" (which the L.A. Times called "the smartest and funniest show on TV.")

Moore also wrote and directed the comedy feature "Canadian Bacon" starring the late John Candy, and the BBC documentary, "The Big One." He has directed music videos for R.E.M., Rage Against the Machine, Neil Young, and System of a Down.

His other best-selling books include "Downsize This! Random Threats from an Unarmed American," and "Adventures in a TV Nation," which he co-wrote with his wife Kathleen Glynn. His books have been translated in over 30 languages, and have gone to #1 in Italy, Germany, France, Japan, Great Britain, Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand.

Moore lists his hobbies as reading, gardening and removing President Bush from the White House.

Entries by Michael Moore

10 Things They Won't Tell You About the Flint Water Tragedy. But I Will

(570) Comments | Posted February 1, 2016 | 11:14 AM

News of the poisoned water crisis in Flint has reached a wide audience around the world. The basics are now known: The Republican governor, Rick Snyder, nullified the free elections in Flint, deposed the mayor and city council, then appointed his own man to run the city. To save money,...

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Do Not Send Us Bottles of Water. Instead, Join Us in a Revolt

(353) Comments | Posted January 27, 2016 | 10:43 AM

Many of you have contacted me wanting to know how you can help the people of Flint with the two-year long tragedy of drinking water contaminated by the radical decisions made by the Governor of Michigan. The offer is much appreciated by those who are suffering through this and who...

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President Obama, Please Come to Flint

(117) Comments | Posted January 16, 2016 | 3:04 PM

Dear President Obama,

I am writing this to you from the place where I was born -- Flint, Michigan. Please consider this personal appeal from me and the 102,000 citizens of the city of Flint who have been poisoned -- not by a mistake, not by a natural disaster, but...

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Dear Gov. Snyder: You Have to Go to Jail

(427) Comments | Posted January 6, 2016 | 7:38 PM

Dear Governor Snyder:

Thanks to you, sir, and the premeditated actions of your administrators, you have effectively poisoned, not just some, but apparently ALL of the children in my hometown of Flint, Michigan.

And for that, you have to go to jail.

To poison all the children in...

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Todos somos musulmanes

(8) Comments | Posted December 21, 2015 | 9:07 AM

Estimado Donald Trump:

Puede que recuerde (lo recordará porque, al fin y al cabo, ¡tiene usted una "memoria perfecta"!) que nos conocimos en noviembre de 1998 mientras esperábamos para participar en un programa de televisión. Pero, antes de empezar a grabar, una de las productoras del programa me dijo que...

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Todos somos musulmanes

(0) Comments | Posted December 20, 2015 | 7:57 AM

Estimado Donald Trump:

Puede que recuerde (lo recordará porque, al fin y al cabo, ¡tiene usted una "memoria perfecta"!) que nos conocimos en noviembre de 1998 mientras esperábamos para participar en un programa de televisión. Pero, antes de empezar a grabar, una de las productoras del programa me dijo que...

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ウィー・アー・オール・ムスリム 私たちはみんなイスラム教徒だ

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2015 | 12:51 AM


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도널드 트럼프에게 | 우리는 모두 무슬림이다

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2015 | 3:34 PM

도널드 트럼프에게,

아마 기억날 겁니다(당연히 기억나겠죠. '완벽한 기억력'을 소유하고 있다고 자랑했으니까). 1998년에 어느 토크쇼 출연을 위해 함께 같은 대기실에서 앉아 기다리고 있었던 것을 말이죠. 그런데 방송 시작 직전 어느 프로듀서가 나에게 오더니 당신이 나와 함께 출연하는 것을 '불안해'한다고 알려줬죠. 그녀 말로는 당신은 내가 당신을 '발기발기 찢어놓을까봐' 걱정이 된다면 방송 중에...

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Siamo tutti musulmani

(20) Comments | Posted December 18, 2015 | 3:46 AM

Caro Donald Trump,

forse ricorderà (è molto probabile dal momento che ha "una memoria di ferro"), che ci incontrammo nel novembre del 1998 dietro le quinte di un programma televisivo pomeridiano al quale fummo invitati. Tuttavia, un attimo prima di andare in onda, un produttore mi chiamò in disparte...

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We Are All Muslim

(325) Comments | Posted December 17, 2015 | 9:11 AM

Dear Donald Trump:

You may remember (you do, after all, have a "perfect memory!"), that we met back in November of 1998 in the green room of a talk show where we were both scheduled to appear one afternoon. But just before going on, I was pulled aside by a...

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시리아 난민들을 기꺼이 나의 집에 맞겠습니다

(0) Comments | Posted November 23, 2015 | 1:11 PM

친애하는 스나이더 주지사님:

당신은 우리 주 미시건에 시리아 난민들을 받지 않겠다고 선언했지만, 나는 당신의 금지를 부정하고, 미시건 주 트래버스 시티의 내 집에 당신들이 막겠다고 한 시리아 난민들을 기꺼이 맞겠다는 사실을 알립니다. 나는 주 정부에 연락해서 오바마 행정부의 심사를 거친 그 어떤 시리아 부부에게도 기꺼이 내 집을 안식처로 제공하겠다는 걸 알리겠습니다....

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Dear Gov. Snyder: Syrian Refugees Are Welcome In My Home

(465) Comments | Posted November 20, 2015 | 11:22 AM

Dear Gov. Snyder:

I just wanted to let you know that, contrary to your declaration of denying Syrian refugees a home in our state of Michigan, I myself am going to defy your ban and will offer MY home in Traverse City, Michigan, to those very Syrian refugees you've decided...

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마이클 무어가 말하는 성공적인 다큐멘터리를 만드는 13가지 방법

(5) Comments | Posted September 23, 2014 | 5:03 PM

* 이 글은 허핑턴포스트US에 실린 글을 번역한 것으로, 영화감독 마이클 무어가 9월4일 개막한 제39회 토론토 국제 영화 페스티벌에서 연설한 내용이다.

1. '파이트 클럽(같은 이름의 영화를 참고한 말)' 규칙을 지켜라

'파이트 클럽'의 첫 번째 규칙이 뭔가? "절대 파이트 클럽에 대해...

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13 Rules for Making Documentary Films

(29) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 9:28 AM

The following is the text of a speech Michael Moore gave at Toronto International Film Festival this month.

1. My number one guiding principle in making documentary films is essentially the "Fight Club" Rule.

What is the first rule of "Fight Club"? The first rule of Fight Club is:...

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The Price Of Human Life, According To GM

(466) Comments | Posted April 1, 2014 | 1:14 PM

I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested and made to pay for their pre-meditated decision to take human lives for a lousy ten bucks. The executives at...

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If Henry Ford Could Pay a $15 Minimum Wage 100 Years Ago, So Can We

(928) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 4:31 PM

In the State of the Union address tonight, President Obama is going to call for a national minimum wage of $10.10. Then in their response the Republicans will say that'd be a huge disaster that would make the Washington Monument fall over, Mt. Rushmore explode, etc. But here's what neither...

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Thank You, Library of Congress: 'Roger & Me' to Be Added to National Film Registry

(4) Comments | Posted December 18, 2013 | 7:53 AM

This morning it was announced by the Library of Congress and the National Film Preservation Board that my first film, 'Roger & Me', has been placed on the National Film Registry -- the official list of films that are, according to an act of Congress, to...

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Ce que le procès Bradley Manning nous apprend de la justice militaire américaine

(24) Comments | Posted August 21, 2013 | 11:52 AM

Le soldat Bradley Manning a été condamné, mercredi 21 août, à 35 ans de prison. Le HuffPost Québec (re)publie ce blogue de Michael Moore, que le réalisateur américain avait écrit fin juillet.

Le 30 juillet dernier, vingt chefs d'accusation sur vingt-deux ont été retenus contre Bradley Manning, parmi...

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Qué nos dice la sentencia de Bradley Manning de nuestro sistema de justicia militar

(12) Comments | Posted August 1, 2013 | 8:53 AM

El martes pasado, Bradley Manning fue declarado culpable de 20 de los 22 cargos que se le imputaban, entre ellos haber violado la Ley de Espionaje, haber filtrado informaciones secretas y haber desobedecido órdenes. Esa es la parte mala. La buena es que le declararon no culpable de...

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Ce que le procès Bradley Manning nous apprend de la justice militaire américaine

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2013 | 5:44 PM

Hier, vingt chefs d'accusation sur vingt-deux ont été retenus contre Bradley Manning, parmi lesquels la violation de "l'Espionage Act" ("loi sur l'espionnage"), le dévoilement d'informations confidentielles et la désobéissance aux ordres. Voilà pour la mauvaise nouvelle. La bonne nouvelle, c'est que l'accusation "d'aide à l'ennemi" n'a pas été retenue. C'est...

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